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powerbilly 10-14-2008 02:48 PM

GRUB prompt comes up on Ubuntu 8.04 dual boot, what now?
 
Greetings
1st time poster, long time lurker. I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04.1i3 dual booting with Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1505. Things were running great. I installed Ubuntu Studio this weekend and when I rebooted and chose Ubuntu it came up with the GRUB: prompt. I thought I understood what GRUB is but I can't get any of the commands to respond.

I'm ready to reinstall but I had spent alot of time setting things up.

Ideas?

-Powerbilly in Southern Maryland

jonesr 10-14-2008 03:05 PM

There are a ton of grub commands. Try pointing to your grub.conf with a "configfile" command and then try a "boot".

Larry Webb 10-14-2008 03:11 PM

Did you get any error messages?

powerbilly 10-14-2008 03:21 PM

I guess my problem is not knowing what the absolute paths and or blocklist are. For a 'configfile' command what would the absolute path for grub.conf be?
I've gotten Error 27 and Error 1 which seem to be basic syntax goofs.

dasy2k1 10-14-2008 08:10 PM

can you post your /boot/grub/menu.lst (you will need to use a live cd (mabie the ubuntu cd) to get this but it should be fairly simple)

jonesr 10-14-2008 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by powerbilly (Post 3310062)
For a 'configfile' command what would the absolute path for grub.conf be?

IIRC, /boot becomes a temporary root, so the path is /grub/grub.conf

powerbilly 10-15-2008 11:38 AM

Thanks to all for your replies.
I ended up booting up the live disk and doing a complete install and getting rid of Vista altogether. I had no more use for Vista, I could not do anything I wanted to do with Vista. Winamp continued to crash, Amorok and Banshee are much better. Firefox was crashing alot also. I still have a PII desktop running Win2K and it's stable, if i get misty for any windows action.
Now onward to updates

Larry Webb 10-15-2008 09:09 PM

powerbilly I love your attitude, redo and eliminate, problem solved.


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